This policy was elaborated for the health sector of Malawi, both public and private. The development of this policy was guided by the main principle of “information for action, action for improving efficiency, quality, and equitable coverage”. The purpose of this policy is to ensure an adequate provision of information support to all stakeholders in the health sector for evidence-based decision making in the planning and management of health services. The vision of the HIS is a health sector with quality health management information ensuring each management decision is evidence-based. The mission is to continuously strengthen the capacity of information producers and information users to exploit their full potentials in enhancing quality and making the best use of health information.